The Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda has challenged academics from tertiary institutions to take advantage of a symposium on the evolution of parliament and write documentaries that will work towards promoting parliamentary democracy.
The symposium will be held in Harare this Friday.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Parliament Open Day to be held from this Thursday to Friday, Advocate Mudenda said as parliament they have committed themselves through institutional strategic plan to promote the participation of the public.
He said academics may partner parliament towards their documentaries if parliamentary democracy is to be achieved.
“Academics should partner parliament through their documentaries which will help us to correct our mistakes as we thrive to achieve parliamentary democracy. The in-depth interaction will also help them to understand where parliament has come from and is heading to,” said Advocate Mudenda.
Advocate Mudenda said he realised that academics can contribute a lot during their nationwide consultations.
Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also in charge of the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs is expected to grace the symposium and highlight on the work of parliament during the forum.